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Dynamic Chiropractic – November 6, 1995, Vol. 13, Issue 23

California College Shorts

By Editorial Staff
Life West President Gerard Clum, DC.

Dr. Clum is Monterey Society "Doctor of the Year"

Gerard Clum, DC, president of Life Chiropractic College West since 1981, was awarded "Doctor of the Year" by the Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society at a centennial awards ceremony in Monterey, Sept.


Dr. Clum was the evening's keynote speaker. On hand were the mayors of Pacific Grove, Seaside, Carmel and Monterey to proclaim September as spinal care month.

Dr. Clum served as president of the Assoc. of Chiropractic Colleges (1990-95), and is a board member on the Council on Chiropractic Education. Among his honors is being named the ICA's "Chiropractor of the Year," and Dynamic Chiropractic's "Man of the Year," both in 1992.


Research Director Charles "Skip" Lantz, DC, PhD.

Resolving Paradoxes

Life West Research Director Dr. Charles Lantz, DC, PhD, will have his manuscript, "The Behavior and Interpretation of the Kappa Statistic: Resolution of the Two Paradoxes," will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

The article is co-authored by Elliott Nebenzahl, PhD. The kappa statistic, which is being used with greater frequency in clinical research, is used to assess agreement beyond chance.


Life's a Triathlon

Chap Gordon, 25, a South Africa resident studying at Life West, has won three recent triathlons in the amateur division. His biggest win came at the National Amateur Championship in Chicago Aug. 27, when he place first in the men's 25-29 age group.

Gordon hopes to compete in the summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia in 2000, when the triathlon competition will premier.


Adieu to Marda

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Life West Library Director Marda Woodbury (left), retiring from the college after 15 years, welcomes the new director, Annette Osenga. Marda published three reference books while at Life West. She also has completed an unpublished manuscript, Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett, an account of the murder of her father, a journalist. The University of California has accepted her manuscript as a thesis for her master's in journalism.


Palmer College of Chiropractic West

Palmer People

Drs. Edward Feinberg, Hohan Menon, and Susan St. Claire have all been promoted to the rank of professor.

Drs. Joan Davis, Robert Cook, and Gregory Plaugher have attained the rank of associate professor.

Mr. Howard Ross, a practice management consultant since 1969, was named a Fellow of the Palmer West Academy of Chiropractic.

The summer quarter commencement saw Michael Maier of Calgary, Alberta graduate as valedictorian; Matthew Janzen, of San Jose, Calif., was class salutatorian. Dr. Peter Fysh, professor and chairman of the Palmer West Dept. of Practice, delivered the commencement address. Dr. Fysh, a native of Melbourne, Australia, has been on the faculty since 1986. Dynamic Chiropractic readers are familiar with Dr. Fysh for his interesting monthly column on chiropractic pediatrics, "Kids Need Chiropractic Too."


A Moment of Silence

Rev. Paul-Christian G.W. Schultz, DC, BTh, PhD (1931-1995)

The Rev. Dr. Schultz, a man of broad interests and schooling, was a founder and professor of the Pasadena College of Chiropractic. Influenced by a relative, Dr. Karl Schultz, a physician-lawyer who wrote the original Calif. Chiropractic Act and founded the Los Angeles Institute of Naturopathy, Paul-Christian had formal studies in chemistry, philosophy, homeopathy, food science, law, theology, medical science, public health, biology, sociology, naturopathy, among others, and received numerous advanced degrees.

After returning from medical studies at the University of Heidelberg, in Germany, he chaired the basic science dept. at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (then in Glendale) until 1980, and was named emeritus professor. While teaching full time at the Glendale campus, he earned his DC degree after 15 years of part-time study, and was also the college's chaplain. After leaving LACC, he taught part-time at the Southern Calif. College of Chiropractic, and completed his Master of Divinity degree in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Schultz leaves behind his wife, Ada Ortiz, a daughter, Ana Florencia, and two sons, Juan Pablo, and Martin Jose, along with five siblings.


If You'd Like to Help

Charlene Thorburn, DC, of Burbank, Calif., recently lost her husband, Robert, to an accidental death. Dr. Thorburn has two sons, ages one and 14, and has been working part-time since the birth of her second son to help the family pay off a debt incurred from the damages of the Los Angeles earthquake (the family had no earthquake insurance).

Dr. Thorburn is active in community service and heads her local Red Cross chapter.

Dr. Steven Lund has set up a trust account for Dr. Thorburn. Donations can be made to: Dr. Charlene Trust Account #21327645. The address is 372 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502. Tele: (818) 841-9740.

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